MTNCLIM 2008 Mountain Climate Research Conference

Held 9-12 June 2008 in Silverton, Colorado

Photo: On the Way to Silverton, Credit: Ken Rockwell On the Way to Silverton, Ken Rockwell,

Conference Archives:

Talks and Posters (PDFs)
Town Meeting
Managers' Workshop
Webcasts of MTNCLIM 2008 Conference
Group photo

MTNCLIM2008 in the news:
Tracking Change Vail Trail, 9/3/2008
Canaries in the coal mine The Durango Telegraph, 6/26/2008
Mountain Studies Institute Hosts Climate Change Conference the Watch News, 6/24/2008
Watching the Weather the Telluride Watch, 6/19/2008.
Climate change in the West is topic of conference in Silverton Silverton Standard, 6/12/2008
120 climate scientists converge on Silverton for conference Silverton Standard, 6/5/2008

The MTNCLIM research conferences are sponsored by the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research on Western Mountains (CIRMOUNT), and are dedicated to mountain climate sciences and effects of climate variability on ecosystems, natural resources, and conservation in western North American mountains. MTNCLIM conferences feature invited and contributed talks, poster sessions, and working-group sessions. A post-conference workshop for natural-resource managers is held to address implications of climate variability and climate change in conservation and resource management. MTNCLIM convenes every two years. MTNCLIM 2008 was held 9-12 June 2008 in Silverton, Colorado, and was hosted by the Mountain Studies Institute.

Conference Participation

The MTNCLIM conferences are intended for all scientists, students, managers, policy makers and other professionals interested in mountain climate sciences, their effects on ecosystems, and interactions with resource management, conservation, policy, and society in western North America. Meetings are scheduled annually/biennially and rotate around western mountain regions. They are designed to communicate serious science in informal settings. We encourage presentation of work-in-progress, innovative directions, controversial topics, and especially encourage young scientists to offer abstracts.


MTNCLIM Conferences aim to advance the sciences related to climate and its interaction with physical, ecological, and social systems of western North American mountains. Specifically, MTNCLIM goals are to:


MTNCLIM 2008 is sponsored by CIRMOUNT, with funding and support from the following agencies and institutions:


Records of previous MTNCLIM meetings, including pdf copies of talks and posters,
are available on the CIRMOUNT website: Meeting Archives.